The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast presents Where We Live, a virtual art exhibit celebrating the places we call home. Where We Live will be housed online on the Coalition’s website and will serve to better connect us as individuals to the places we live. We hope Where We Live will demonstrate the beauty, diversity, and importance of the places we call home.
The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is seeking submissions of 2D and 3D art that reflects whatever home means to you. Selected pieces will adhere to the broad theme of housing and include exterior and interiors of homes, maps, and more. A range of mediums are welcome, including drawing, painting, architectural renderings, photography, cartography, embroidery, printmaking, and more.
There is no fee to submit. If you’re interested in submitting, please send 1-3 images (jpg format with a resolution of 300dpi or better) and one sentence describing what “home” means to you to Sarah Wrightsman at by Friday, June 19, 2020.
Please include in the email your name and/or business name; title, dimensions, and medium for each piece; and your website and/or social media handles. You must be 18 or older to submit.
Deadline Extended until August!
Charrette to the West
The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is pleased to partner with the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) to offer a 2021 workforce housing design “charrette to the west” to one of the following communities: Auburn, Derry, Londonderry, Hampstead, Atkinson, Windham, Plaistow, Salem, Pelham, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, and Nashua.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, August 28th via email to , and the winner will be notified by Thursday, September 3rd.
Nominate a Housing Advocate Today
Each year, the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and cities and towns that have shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The Municipal Leadership award recognizes the staff, volunteer board members, or elected officials in cities and towns in New Hampshire or Maine that have shown a dedication to addressing housing diversity, supply, or affordability.
The recipient of the Municipal Leadership award has likely:
Taken advantage of available resources, including, but not limited to, a workforce housing design charrette or municipal technical assistance grant;
Completed or initiated the process of completing an effective workforce housing ordinance or worked toward adopting zoning ordinance amendments;
Embraced the critical role of community engagement and education as part of their efforts; or
Demonstrated an interest in working with the Coalition or other entity as a partner.
Business or Nonprofit Leadership
The Business or Nonprofit Leadership award recognizes a company, organization, or institution that has shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The recipient of the Business or Nonprofit Leadership award has likely:
Supported the Coalition financially as a funder, event sponsor, or member;
Acted as an ambassador for the Coalition;
Advocated for sound housing policy to local or state government; or
Implemented a creative method of addressing the housing challenge for members of the workforce (for example, by building housing for their employees).
Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes an individual that has shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award has likely:
Advocated for sound housing policy to local or state government;
Donated their time and talent to the Coalition as a charrette team member or leader or speaker;
Worked closely with the Coalition in planning or executing an event; or
Served on the Board of Directors or committee.
The deadline for nominations is April 15th, 2020.
Share your Story
There is power in your story or the story of your employees, friends, children, parents, and neighbors. Your story can make a difference, influence policy, and change perceptions. Share your story with us so we can share your story with decision makers.
Join Our Community
We've created a Facebook group for workforce housing advocates in New Hampshire and Maine to share resources, ideas, creative solutions, and stories.
Resources for Advocates
Our Tips for Engaging Decision Makers by Sarah Wrightsman for the WHCGS
What's in a Name? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Strong Towns: Getting a Response from Local Leaders by Strong Towns
Not What, But Who, Is Workforce Housing? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
How to Get Young People to Join a Board or Committee by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
On Being an Advocate: The Power of your Personal Story by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Demystifying Millennials: What Type of Housing Do Millennials Want? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Useful Housing Terms by New Hampshire Housing